The Third Victim

The Third Victim

Book - 2018
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A woman tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured. The victim identifies the house where she was held captive and the owner, Alex Mason - a prominent local attorney - is arrested. Regina Barrister, legendary criminal defense attorney, has agreed to take on the task of defending Mason. But she's got a secret, one that threatens her skill, her reputation, and, most of all, her clients.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781250117502
Characteristics: 312 pages ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: 3rd victim


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Nov 23, 2020

Good mystery with lots happening

Oct 07, 2020

This dual purpose book is a gem. The premise, legal and judicial situations are engrossing. Additionally, a compassionate example of the onset and development of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, integral to the story, give it an unexpected dimension.

An amazing and wonderful book I finished it less than 3 days surprisingly. Loved that after a while of not reading books I chose this book.

Oct 19, 2019

Caught me up with the first page. Kept me up late at night wanting to find out what would happen next. Margolin is spell bounding as he weaves a story of the many lives that a terrible crime infects. True thriller

May 09, 2019

great book. have read many and will keep reading them.

Apr 01, 2019

The Third Vicitm is a very complex legal thriller, not only with an intriguing, misdirecting 'who done it' factor but with compelling problems potentially and probably facing real life lawyers and others. My son (who is a lawyer) and I actually discussed this not long ago: how do you recognize then tell someone they are failing through no fault of their own and that it is adversely affecting their work?

Obviously, this was not the prominent theme of the book, but that ribbon of narrative running through the story caused me to wonder and constantly re-evaluate who actually was the third victim: the attorney, the client, the person actually the third victim and/or numerous others and it is pivotal in the outcome of the legal case.

Well done (again) Phillip.
4 Stars, B+

Mar 26, 2019

This book was a very enjoyable read and I finished it in two days. I cannot wait to read more books by this author.

Mar 01, 2019

Sure, lots of characters and sub-plots but it was fact paced, easy read and moves along at good pace. I had a hard time putting it down. Read it in 2 days. It's my first Phillip Margolin book...but definitely NOT my last!

Dec 11, 2018

Be prepared to read descriptions about brutual sex and violence to females. This is a police procedural story with lawyers, lawyer's investigator's, and police detectives playing important parts in interviewing suspects and victims. Court proceedings, of course, play a featured role as witnesses, victims, and suspects testify. The story has a "She said/He said" construct with fingers being pointed at victims and suspects. It's the end result of the charges - the sentencing - that lends an immediacy to finding out how the crime was conceived, conducted, and what the end goal was. The storyline reminded me of the deceit in G Flynn's novel, "Gone Girl". After a while, my head was spinning with the many theories the author had in moving his plot forward probably wondering which would make the better solution.

Jul 18, 2018

Thought this was a great read. Kept my interest throughout and the ending was unexpected.

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